Artist Talk: MCAD Alum, Jon Renzella

The Fine Arts Department will be hosting artist and MCAD alum, Jon Renzella for an artist talk next Friday, September 13th, from noon-1 p.m. in Auditorium 140. Jon is currently living Taichung City, Taiwan, and is here for the opening reception of Contemporary Prints from Central Taiwan, an exhibition he curated at Highpoint Center for […]

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Taiwan, in prints

THE WEDGE — When he first arrived in Taichung in west-central Taiwan in 2008, Jon Renzella found work teaching English in a “buxiban,” the typically for-profit cram schools where students drill in a variety of academic disciplines late into the evening. Before leaving Minneapolis, the Jerome Residency-winning printmaker had been putting in 11-hours shifts at […]

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Public Lecture: Expanding Woodcut

Jon Renzella works in what is the oldest and boldest of printmaking media: woodcut. While being mindful of traditional notions he is constantly engaged in expanding the contemporary battlefield of what woodcut can accomplish. Last year he mounted a large solo exhibit with over 75 prints covering four floors of Z Gallery in Taichung, Taiwan, […]

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Contemporary Prints from Central Taiwan

Contemporary Prints from Central Taiwan features prints from a variety of artists living and working in Taichung and Miaoli, Taiwan. This exhibition is curated by Jon Renzella, a former Highpoint Studio Intern and Jerome Emerging Printmaker who now lives and works in Taiwan. With just over 2.6 million people, Taichung is Taiwan’s third largest city. […]

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Book review: ThunkBook One

There’s no doubt at all that ThunkBook One is a worthy successor to the same stable’s Pressed, the English-language literary magazine for Taiwan that last appeared in 2009. The range of contributors is considerably wider now, with items from California, the UK, Australia and Stuttgart, and with several of the authors already boasting two or […]

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15th Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition

WASHINGTON October 17 Reuters (Epoch Times reporter Huang Yuyan reported in Taichung, Taiwan), Taichung International Art Competition “Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition”, held on the 16th afternoon at the 15th awards Zhongshan Hall, grand rare for the major art exhibition. Grand finale by the Mayor Jason Hu announced five each received $ 200,000 in “Dadun […]

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